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Hi there, when my HD is done processing whatever it was doing and it stops, it makes a very loud sound that sounds like spinning, does anyone know how bad this is and what I can do about it?

I have a Ultra DMA 33 not even a year old, and it didn't make this sound before
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Question by:Blades1999
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by:Otta
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15-point answer: backup, backup, and backup, before the drive "dies".

Find your original purchase-receipt,
and be ready to exercise the "warranty" on your drive.
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by:Blades1999
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You honestly believe that it could be that?..I mean scandisk hasn't found any errors or something like that
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by:1cell
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sounds like a good 15 point answer to me!
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by:Blades1999
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Well he will of course receive his points, I would just like to know for sure, and I hope he can help me with that
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by:neo2002
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That is definitely a warning sign of iminent drive death. Backup, and dust off the warranty.
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by:bbousquet
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Yup. Last time I had my drive do that, it died a few weeks later... <sigh>

Damn mechanical peripherals... they're the worse.
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by:ravisayal
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This problem occurs if there is not good earthing connection to ur disk. Check wiring and get the disc checked from some dealer. If possible he can mend the disc or be prepared to get the assurance amount or warranty amt.
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by:ravisayal
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This problem occurs if there is not good earthing connection to ur disk. Check wiring and get the disc checked from some dealer. If possible he can mend the disc or be prepared to get the assurance amount or warranty amt.
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by:Otta
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> You honestly believe that it could be that?..

15-point answer: yes.

> scandisk hasn't found any errors ...

Yet.

Hints: backup, backup, and backup.

It's soon-to-be-dead, Jim.

It will cease to be.

It will be pushing up daisies.

It will be an ex-hard-drive.

It will be bleeding demised.

It is not "resting".

It is not "pining for the fjords".
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by:1cell
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it's gonna make like a baby and head out!
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XxEvilxX earned 15 total points
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hey well that means your drive going bad  i had the probelm once on my other computer made loud noise and after so long my computer could not read my hard drive cuase it just went bad
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by:Otta
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> it made loud noise ... just went bad

Typical adolescent behaviour -- threaten to disown it, stop feeding it, keep it away from sharp objects, and hire a professional deprogrammer.  :-)
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by:RoadWarrior
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Otta, pining for the fjords *LOL* maybe if he nailed it back to it's perch he could sell it to someone else.
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